About UPCT

Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena (UPCT) was founded in 1998, although the Schools of Engineering and Business Science are over 100 years old. The UPCT offers a mixture of tradition and modernity that gives the university a dynamic and innovative spirit.

Since its early beginnings, the UPCT has signed different types of cooperation agreements with 178 European universities. In order to make the stay of its international students as comfortable as possible, the UPCT tries to promote their interests. Many European and Latin American students have already completed undergraduate or postgraduate degree programs in Cartagena. Alongside the University of Murcia, the campus of the Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, is a “Campus of International Excellence”, since 2010.

I came to the UPCT for an internship in Cloud Incubator HUB. I chose to come here without any doubt: beautiful city with great history and architecture heritage, Spanish culture, modern university and awesome weather!

Akvile Barystaitė, Vilnius (Lithuania)

The UPCT has three urban campuses located in the center of Cartagena. This city has been revitalised by restoring several 18th-century military buildings. Around these buildings and facing the port of the city, a university quarter has been created with research facilities, student accommodation, new services, leisure time activities and a student community.


  • Campus Alfonso XIII, located in the city center, was the first Campus to be established. There we find the Faculty of Agricultural Engineering (ETSIA), the Faculty of Architecture and Building (ETSAE), the Faculty of Naval and Oceanic Engineering (ETSINO) and Civil and Mining Engineering (EICM).
  • Campus Muralla del Mar consists of the old Navy Hospital, which is the seat of the Faculty of Industrial Engineering (ETSII), and the old Antigones Military Headquarters, where the Faculty of Telecommunications Engineering (ETSIT) is situated. Within this campus we can also find the R&D building, the Technology Research Support Service (Spanish: Servicio de Apoyo a la Investigación Tecnológica, SAIT), the Institute of Plant Biotechnology (Spanish: Instituto de Biotecnología Vegetal, IBV), the Technology and Information Systems Center (Spanish: Centro de Tecnología y Sistemas de Información, CTSI) and the Research Laboratory Building (Spanish: Edificio de Laboratorios de Investigación, ELDI), which hosts the Network of Chairs and The Student House.
  • Campus CIM is an old Headquarters for Marine Training. This campus hosts the Faculty of Economic and Business Science (Spanish: Facultad de Ciencias de la Empresa, FCCE).